When the weather outside is frightful, nothing hits the spot quite like a cup of warm cocoa. Whether you like it spiked for your party or rich and creamy after a day of building snow forts, hot cocoa warms the soul in a way that no other drink can. But here is a way to get you in the hot chocolate spirit even more.
For a fun playlist to listen to as you sip cocoa by the fire or on the couch while you write your Christmas cards, listen to these adorably sweet songs and celebrate the magic of hot chocolate.
Tom Hanks — Hot Chocolate
Beat Happening — Hot Chocolate Boy
Hanne Sørvaag — Hot Chocolate & Marshmallows
Grover Mitchell — Hot Chocolate
Sally Sieh — Hot Chocolate Day
Amy Goode Faris — Hot Chocolate
The Von Trapp Children — Hot Cup Of Cocoa
The String Beans — Hot Cocoa Christmas
El Chikaly — Marshmallows
Josef Peters — Moonshine & Marshmallows
Gero Körner — Hot Chocolate
Strawberry Nightmares — Cold Night, Hot Chocolate
2 cups whole milk
4 ounces Ghirardelli semisweet chips or bar
5 ounces Dove Silky Smooth Milk Chocolate
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups half-and-half
Heat milk and half-and-half in a saucepan over medium heat to just below the simmering point. Remove the pan from the heat and add both types of chocolate. When chocolate has melted, add the sugar and vanilla and whisk to combine. Reheat gently and serve immediately garnished with whipped cream and grated chocolate.